President Barack Obama doesn’t seem the least disturbed by a federal judge’s ruling that a key part of his health care law is unconstitutional.
The ruling states that Americans cannot be compelled to buy health insurance. Obama, in an interview with a Florida TV station (WFLA), noted that other judges have neither found the law constitutional nor dismissed lawsuits against it.
He says it’s “the nature of these things” for courts to disagree on such matters. But the ruling could create uncertainty even though the White House expects to eventually prevail in the Supreme Court.
George Washington University law professor Johnathan Turley says the health care law will likely end up before the Supreme Court.
Incoming House speaker John Boehner is cautioning states not to invest “time and resources” into the implementation of “Obamacare” now that he says its “central mandate has been ruled unconstitutional.”